The Center for Higher Education (zhb) is a central unit of the TU Dortmund University.
23.03.2015 – Christian J. Schmid, Sabine Lauer and Uwe Wilkesmann give a presentation at the EGOS Tagung in Athens from 2 to 4 July 2015: "Who cares (and how to take care about academic teaching)!? The impact of individual 'teaching heroes' within German universities."
17.03.2015 – 7 - 8 May 2015
DGS Spring Conference Organizational Sociology
Non-profit organizations - without boundaries into the future?
02.11.2014 – Uwe Wilkesmann gives a talk at the University of Bath: "Intrinsic and internalized modes of teaching motivation - Influences of transactional and transformational governance"
02.09.2014 – Sabine Lauer and Uwe Wilkesmann present during their lunch talk at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on Monday 15. September research results about universities rankings.
10.04.2014 – Maxie Wilkesmann and Uwe Wilkesmann give a presentation at the 14. EURAM conference at the University of Valencia: "Knowledge transfer in hospitals as second level management".
07.03.2014 – new research project about "transformational governance of academic teaching".
The project's main focus explores the possibilities of transformational governance of academic teaching from the organizational point of view, i.e. what can the university as organization do, to improve the status of academic teaching. In a first step we are conducting qualitative interviews which form the basis for a quantitative survey at the end of 2014. There our prime concern is to get a better insight to your university's teaching culture while talking to preferably various academic and non-academic actors that execute different roles within the university context and show a high affinity for academic teaching. Our interview guideline is - in a non-strict manner - capable to adapt to university- and job-specific characteristics. The research project is termed for three years and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
07.03.2014 – Uwe Wilkesmann & Christian J. Schmid (2014): Intrinsic and internalized modes of teaching motivation. Evidence-based HRM.
07.03.2014 – new article about research in higher education:
Uwe Wilkesmann (2013): Effects of transactional and transformational governance on academic teaching - empirical evidence from two types of higher education institutions. Tertiary Education and Management 19 (4): 281 - 300.
03.03.2014 – Sabine Lauer and Uwe Wilkesmann give a presentation at the 30. EGOS Colloquium in Rotterdam about: "Factors that influence research performance and web presence of German universities (Webometrics ranking) evidence from a national wide survey from 2011"
01.03.2014 – Uwe Wilkesmann: "Which form of organizational governance supports freedom of teaching and increases their perception of relevance? Empirical evidence from two types of higher education institutions"
20.03.2012 – new publication:
Uwe Wilkesmann, Heike Fischer & Alfredo Virgillito (2012): Academic Motivation of Students - The German Case. Discussion Papers Center for Higher Education, TU Dortmund University 02_2012
02.09.2011 – We recently started a research project on knowledge transfer of work councils. It is financed by the Hans-Böckler-Foundation. The project focuses on the inter-generational knowledge transfer. At the moment we are conducting interviews and a survey regarding the type of knowledge of elder work council members, barriers and supporting factors for knowledge transfer from elder to younger members, and we will develop some tools for supporting inter-generational knowledge transfer.